Harrington HealthCare System Announces Second Urgent Care Center to Open in Oxford

Harrington HealthCare System has announced it will open a second urgent care center in Oxford early this summer.

Harrington Physician Services, an affiliate of Harrington HealthCare System, recently signed a lease to renovate 5,000 square feet of a building located at 78 Sutton Avenue, across the street from Market Basket, Home Depot and the new Oxford Crossing retail center. The building is owned by Dorr Aviation Credit Corporation.

UrgentCare Express, Harrington’s first urgent care center, opened in September inside the Harrington HealthCare at Charlton medical office building at 10 North Main Street where it has continued to exceed projected patient volumes.

“We can see from our urgent care center in Charlton that there is a need in the community for this type of service,” said Harrington President and CEO Ed Moore. “The urgent care facility in Oxford will mirror the one we operate in Charlton, including being staffed by board-certified physicians.”

The Town of Oxford Planning Board approved plans to build the urgent care center at its meeting on Monday, January 25.

Construction will create approximately eleven exam rooms, in addition to X-ray and lab services.

“We are continuing to respond to the growing demand for urgent care centers,” said Kristin Morales-Lemieux, executive director of Harrington Physician Services. “Our new site in Oxford will give patients in the community greater access to care seven days per week, including after-hours and on the weekends.”

Urgent care centers are designed to treat patients whose primary care physicians are not available, and patients with non-life-threatening conditions that require same-day treatment.

Common conditions treated include:

• Allergies or asthma
• Bronchitis
• Burns
• Minor cuts that require stitches
• Ear infections
• Flu
• Minor fractures, sprains, or broken bones
• Pinkeye
• Rashes
• Sinus infections
• Strep throat
• Urinary tract infections

Harrington currently has emergency departments at its main campus in Southbridge and at the Remillard Family Emergency Department in Webster. Anyone who is experiencing a serious illness including chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness, stroke-like symptoms, or abdominal pain, should call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Department.

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